Some advice

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by GGG, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Us puritans....
     
  2. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    No, that’s not the reason. I haven’t greeted another mason in that manner since, oh, last week. As indicated by our young correspondent, it’s a traditional greeting on the Continent.
     
  3. jermy Bell

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    5 years 3 balloting and writing assays ? What kind of lodge is this ? And they must not need members that bad.
     
  4. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Actually, this is not unknown in European Masonry, particularly continental, or liberal Masonry. They are serious about their craft, even though we do not recognize them. Further, the liberal obediences are sometimes larger than their regular counterparts.
     
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  5. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    You've put a funny image in my head !
     
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  6. Ripcord22A

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    I had some hazing stuff in mind. Not sure why you felt it necessary to say you kissed 80men. That just doesn’t sound right. Saying you were greeted and welcomed in to the craft by 80 brothers would have sounded better
     
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  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Absolutely!
     
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  8. Elexir

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    Could simply be that he didnt make the assumptions you did becuse of the cultural diffrences. Sometimes we forget that cultures and customs differ greatly between countries.
     
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  9. jermy Bell

    jermy Bell Registered User

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    Some lodges seem foreign here in the states I'll tell ya what.
     
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  10. Warrior1256

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    .....and here things differ some what from lodge to lodge in the same city!
     
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  11. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Very true.
     
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  12. GGG

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    Ha, yes, pls forgive my enthusiasm :) the welcome was indeed a very warm welcome, saying I was greeted and welcomed in to the craft by 80 brothers would indeed have sounded better and maybe more respectful, but the fact I was kissed on the cheek by 80 man was, for me at least, a fraternal gesture I'm not used to and surprising. And please, take into account my native tongue is not English and as such not that elaborate...
     
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  13. CLewey44

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    I knew what you meant and it's all good. Different cultures(within reason)=different perspectives=good.
     
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  14. Warrior1256

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    True!
     

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